Category - News & Updates

#TechBlab Ep 43 – Top 10 Apps

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal & Sean McKenna

 

Promo, the instant video creation platform from Slidely. Promo is a one stop video creation system. It’s simple, efficient and 100% optimized for social.
Yapply is an online content discovery and social networking service that enables its users to have realtime conversations on any web page.
Miranda is a great app for scheduling across multiple time zones. I am now using this for all future meetings.
ProShot by Edward Kezeli
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Superimpose Studio by Pocket Bits LLC
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News:
Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed
Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models. Apple is currently planning to hold its keynote during the week of March 14th, but the final date is still in flux, according to sources.
Google speeds up Chrome for iOS with Apple’s WKWebView, launches Data Saver extension out of beta
 
A week after launching Chrome 48 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has released Chrome 48 for iOS with a big focus on performance and stability. The company has also launched its Data Saver extension for the desktop out of beta. You can download the latest Chrome for iOS version from Apple’s App Store and the Data Saver extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Thanks to WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it doesn’t take down Chrome with it. As a result, the company’s browser now crashes 70 percent less on Apple’s mobile platform
Unlockd signs US deal with Boost Mobile worth up to $100 million
 
Mobile customers can reduce their phone bills by $5 per month by displaying targeted ads, offers and content from brands and media companies including Starbucks, Levi’s and Lyft at various times when they unlock their handset.
Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

The Dropbox owned Mailbox App is shutting down…

So as many of you know I love Mailbox and have been using it since it was in beta. Well I just received an email from them telling me as of February 26, 2016 it’s over. They mention over services are using their swiping and reminder features but in my opinion none of them accomplish this as well. Between this and the demise of Sunrise Calendar I’m running out of favorite apps! Maybe instead of using 3rd party I’ll just wait until Apple or Google rip them off become inspired? We shall see, in the mean time here is the official email I received tonight. See you all on #techblab!

It’s with heavy hearts that we let you know Mailbox will shut down on February 26, 2016.
Mailbox ignited a shift in mobile email and many of its innovations are now ubiquitous across the industry. It’s been a great journey, and we’re proud of this impact and grateful to the community that helped make it possible. 
When the Mailbox team joined Dropbox in 2013, we shared a passion for simplifying the way people work together. And solving the email problem seemed like a strong complement to the challenges Dropbox was already tackling.
But as we’ve increased our focus on collaboration, we realized there’s only so much an email app can do to fundamentally improve email. We’ve come to believe that the best way for us to improve people’s productivity going forward is to streamline the workflows that generate so much email in the first place.
We know saying goodbye to Mailbox will be hard for many. To help make the transition to a new email client easier, we’ve created guides and export tools. For more information about how we’ll be winding down Mailbox, please visit the Mailbox website.
Thank you to everyone who helped bring Mailbox to life, whether by spreading the word, letting us know what you liked (and didn’t like), or simply using the product. You taught us so much, and we’re deeply grateful.
—The Mailbox Team

#TechBlab Episode 13 Mobile Photography (Apps/Tips)

It’s time to think twice before you buy a regular old point and shoot nowadays. Alex Koloskov gives a great demonstration HERE to show you exactly how amazing the camera phone can be. Below is the link to watch the show, and all of the accessories & apps discussed are listed below.

Catch the Replay: Bit.ly/techblab13

Accessories


olloclip is a family of mobile photo lens systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Samsung Galaxy S. Includes fisheye, wide-angle, macro and telephoto lenses. – http://amzn.to/1PhbwBq
SHOULDERPOD – Professional smartphone equipment. iPhone 6 tripod mount holder & grip handle
Professional smartphone equipment for mobile creatives. iPhone 6 plus tripod mount holder and grip handle also for Samsung Galaxy S4 S5, Sony Xperia Z1, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia, HTC One

Xshot Camera Extenderhttps://xshot.com/
XShot GoPro Poles, Selfie Sticks, and Camera Extenders – the original since 2007. Travel-ready gear for your camera or mobile phone to handle any adventure!
E‑M10 – System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras – OM-D – Olympus
System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras

iKross –Wireless Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Handheld Extendable Stick Pole with Mount Holder –http://amzn.to/1hpgoGG


Apps

Camera +
http://campl.us/
Adobe Photoshop Fix by Adobe
https://appsto.re/us/5ItN9.i
TouchRetouch HD by Adva-Soft
https://appsto.re/us/y5Zrw.i
Photo Blender – Double Exposure & SuperImpose Image Effects by YALING TU
https://appsto.re/us/5wDi2.i
FilterStorm
http://filterstorm.com/
iWatermark
http://plumamazing.com/iphoneipad/iwatermark-pro/

Android & iOS Apps

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VSCO
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PhotoFunia by Capsule Digital Ltd
Available on almost every device you can think of